Islamic State Claims Responsibility For Vegas Attack; Says Paddock "Converted To Islam Months Ago"

Tyler Durden's picture

In a bizarre development, the Islamic State's news agency Amaq has claimed responsibility for the Las Vegas concert attack, alleging that Stephen Paddock is one of its "soldiers" and that he converted to Islam "months ago".

To be sure, there is no evidence for these claims, and the statement comes after the Las Vegas police stated earlier that there is no link to international terrorism.

 

The US, however, isn't buying it:

Meanwhile, from Reuters:

  • TWO SENIOR U.S. OFFICIALS SAY NO EVIDENCE AT THIS TIME THAT LAS VEGAS SHOOTER IS CONNECTED TO ANY INTERNATIONAL MILITANT GROUP
  • SENIOR U.S. OFFICIAL DISCOUNTED ISLAMIC STATE'S CLAIM OF RESPONSIBILITY FOR LAS VEGAS SHOOTING

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koan's picture

They are so lazy, they take credit for other peoples work.

YUNOSELL's picture

This fucked up world where there is no more legitimate rule of law anymore should take credit for the mass killings

NoDebt's picture

Ah, yes, the confusing, conflicted disinformation/misinformation phase of the story.  Always my favorite part.

Start counting how many wild theories and accusations are made in the press that you never hear of again after today.

 

barndoor's picture

So ISIS is apparently recruiting in Nevada.  Something tells me this won't make its way into the new travel ban.

barndoor's picture

Trump supporters concerned with jihadism should worry about white-on-white violence first.  Once that is cleared up, then move on to violent extremism.

tmosley's picture

Can we remove these fucks from our country now?

barndoor's picture

If only the people at the concert were carrying long range sniper rifles, they would have been in a position to defend themselves.  

Of course every other guest in the hotel would have been shot as well, but that is a small price to pay for the Second Amendment.

Gaius Frakkin' Baltar's picture

We're coming for you commie. You better believe it.

barndoor's picture

"We're coming for you commie. You better believe it."

Stalin and Mao would be proud of your instincts for politically-motivated death squads.  You would have fit right in with them.

tmosley's picture

Hitler did nothing wrong. All communists deserve to die in the Holocaust.

MagicHandPuppet's picture

Sounds like his moozy girlfriend is indeed an accomplice after all.

Whoa Dammit's picture

Fucking Rita Katz is always in the middle of this shit. Who is she really?

Giant Meteor's picture

Well my other immediate question after finding this completed snapshot, WHY was she cropped out of the initial snapshot. I mean I'll tell ya one thing, this guy was El Blotto, in that pic at least ,,, 

Just talking shit here, but had a bit of a casino and drinkin trouble, perhaps easily "managed."

Whole lot of firepower eh, up on the 32nd floor ..

I have to say, I'm very pleased with my lttle tribe here, as they are all aware of what has happened, and not one of them has turned the TV on .. they're learnin ..

Now of course I fully expect at some point they will, but I'll take this as a small victory ..

They've got to be beatin this shit into the ground .. per usual.

jefferson32's picture

Some Israeli outlets are saying he converted to Islam at 30, took the name "Samir al-Hajib". Google it.

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

Here's my question.  These casinos are famous for their security.  If a guy tried to rob the casino, using one gun, let alone 10, he would be dead in under 30 seconds.

So how come a casino lets a guy shoot from 32 floors up, for upwards of 10 minutes?  They didn't know he was up there?  They were scared?  Are you telling me mafia-types don't run the casinos any more? 

My point is, they say it wasn't preventable, but it was.  As soon as the windows of the hotel are broken, the security must know about it.  Let alone when shots start being fired.

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vato poco's picture

welll, as a vegas guy - kindly ignore the spammer cocksucker above - let's look at it. 

A) guy supposedly checks in on thursday. coupla bags, 2 guns each, he carries them to his room. how's the casino to know? B) over the next 2 days, he goes & gets more guns & ammo - more on that later - and brings them in in a small bag. again, how is casino to know this? C) window breaks, shots start ... C1) security is nowhere near guest suites on 32nd floor C2) even when they figure out where he is and get there, are YOU gonna charge into a room containing an unknown # of shooters with an unknown # of automatic weapons?? C3) with your piddly little semi-auto handgun? C4) for a princely $15 an hour? C5) not knowing if the guy who managed to get automatic weapons didn't *also* get his hands on some claymores, now pointed at the door of his suite?  D) why would a gun guy bring "10 long rifles"? he's only got 2 hands. common sense says bring 2 long guns - spare is in case of jam - and a handgun, and LOTS of bullets. E) the mob was 99.5% driven out of the casino biz long ago. corporate MBA assholes can't hang around with bent-nose guidos! my GOD, what would the fellows at the club THINK???

so. you say it's preventable ... how do you prevent it? pro tip: metal detectors & searching guest baggage ain't gonna fly in a hospitality business

farflungstar's picture

The go-to jewess when Goy waters need to be muddied.

Inclined to believe anytime this SITE bitch pops up, Mossad is involved to a certain degree.

ZOG occupied America having the herd thinned

But of course no one is allowed to suspect our bestest ally in any way, shape or form.

 

Endgame Napoleon's picture

They are saying she is innocent, but most news accounts are sketchy about the girlfriend and non existent with details about the rest of his family other than one brother who has not seen him in 10 years. He rather bravely came forward to discuss his shock about the incident with the press. When other mass shootings occurred, details were less sketchy. The brother had not seen him in 10 years, said the news report. So, how does he know what he had been up to in terms of military-style training, etc.?

1033eruth's picture

And how exactly did she assist in the slaughter?  Moral support?  Promised him nooky in heaven?

ResistTemptation's picture

Sometimes you are inciteful. Today is not one of those days.

koan's picture

If he did nothing wrong, then why did Germany lose the war and get set back to the stone age.

Gaius Frakkin' Baltar's picture

We all know you're an expert on Stalin and Mao already.

Do you honestly think you can get White middle America to willingly disarm themselves at this point?

You better have another meeting with your comrades on strategy.

But yes, we aren't scared of offensives like the cuckservatives of the past you have dealt with.

Déjà view's picture

Makes Paddock an agent of Mossad...
(((Katz))) is out of the bag...

TungstenBars's picture

All commies deserve a traitors death

Handful of Dust's picture

isis makes sense. They financed the purchase of these expensive guns with the help of their Indonesian muzlim mole here who pursuaded this gommer to convert and then brainwashed him with islamic BS and anti-Trump and anti-American hatred.

that's why he attacked these white conservatives instead of some alt left group.

makes sense to me.

ban islamic tearrists, not guns

Endgame Napoleon's picture

The guy owned two planes and apartment complexes. He lived in a house with an 18-hole golf course. He could afford the guns.

But it does seem like ISIS changes up the social types they recruit, like the Orlando and San Bernardino terrorists who had young children and wives, whereas many of the other terrorists were young, unattached men. It would make sense for them to use the surprise element of an elderly guy, but it still seems unlikely.

Still, how did this 64-year-old man with no military training learn to shoot like that? Most people do not know how to do something like that. He learned it somewhere. Why are they not checking the records at shooting ranges, etc.?

Kalashnikov545's picture

Shooting at 21,000 targets, bunched up like in a concert, you don't need skill. He was shooting fish in a barrel.

Abaco's picture

Doesn't take a lot of skill but it is still highly doubtful that is the first time he shot the weapon.

the artist's picture

"Hitler took the guns, Stalin took the guns, Mao took the guns..."

Buckaroo Banzai's picture

How about we ban Islam instead of banning guns?

barndoor's picture

"How about we ban Islam instead of banning guns?"

At present, there is no reason to believe that Islam had anything to do with this, unless you put a lot of credence into ISIS press releases.

You seem pretty desperate to fit these events into a pre-determined world view.  Its called cognitive dissonance, and it result in really dumb thing, like voting a reality TV huckster in as president of the United States.

Gaius Frakkin' Baltar's picture

Is this the best you can do since Charlottesville? Is this all you've got?

Billy the Poet's picture

There's a legal procedure for overturning the First Amendment. Feel free to try.

tmosley's picture

Probably a good idea. Need to ban all death cults (which includes Talmudic Judaism and Islam). Luckily the Spaniards wiped out the mesoamerican ones or we'd be in REAL trouble.

Billy the Poet's picture

Antifa is also very excited about destroying the First Amendment. That's a good place for you to start organizing.

HopefulCynical's picture

Wrong, wrong, wrong.

The 1st Amendment does not protect competing governmental systems which seek the overthrow of our Constitutional Republic.

Islam and Marxism are both such systems.

All we need are lawyers willing to take on the Establishment, which is full of Marxists who use Islam as a weapon, and also to deflect attention away from themselves.

Billy the Poet's picture

I find your comment to stand in opposition to Constitutional government. So don't be a hypocrite, deport yourself.

tmosley's picture

Do you support mass murder so long as it is done for religious reasons?

Do you believe that religions that have a quasi-secret component that calls for murder, rape, and terrorization of non-members are protected under the first amendment?

Billy the Poet's picture

I believe that you should begin working to overturn the Constitution if that's your plan. I will not be an ally but I'll be interested to watch your progress.

How will you begin?

Abaco's picture

No need to change the consitution to ban immigration from muslim countries or anyone professing the muslim faith.  No need to change the consitution to deport all muslims.  That is a start.  Then focus the efforts of the FBI and the DHS on the muslim community.  No consitutional implications at all.

Billy the Poet's picture

So how do you plan to begin these deportations? Tell me who specifically is going to do what specifically. Or are you just blowing smoke?

redmudhooch's picture

I don't think hes talking about muslims, hes taling about the Jewish Supremacists that are behind it all.

I think..

Billy the Poet's picture

a small price to pay for the Second Amendment.

 

The Second Amendment is not written in stone. Change it if you can but stop playing the game of incrementalism.

JRobby's picture

I should have guessed this was it right off !!!..........................

RealityCheque's picture

Oh good, more Shareblue "warriors" here to play with.

Tell me, what does David Brock's dick taste like?

moneybots's picture

"If only the people at the concert were carrying long range sniper rifles, they would have been in a position to defend themselves.  

Of course every other guest in the hotel would have been shot as well, but that is a small price to pay for the Second Amendment."

 

 

Interesting fiction. There were people who saw flashes from where the bullets were being fired from.

 

The 22,000 who were at that concert probably all wish someone in the audience had a long riflle with them,  to engage the shooter.

barndoor's picture

My original post about concert goers having sniper rifles was literally the most absurd thing I could think to post, and this dude actually agrees with it.  

The guy was firing out of a window at a quarter mile and 32 floors elevation, and this dude thinks if would have been better if the crowd started to return fire.  

If your rifle is zero-ed in a 200 yards, what's the compensation for 400 yards and 32 floors of elevation?

Kalashnikov545's picture

You shoot 70% of total yardage at 45 degree angles, 90% at 30 degree angles. Bullets are only susceptible to the amount of gravity it encounters in reference to linear ground level. Members of the gun culture know this, few in the gun community do.